Created in 1916 and later lost, Vita Futurista was the only official futurist film ever made. In 2009 Performa, along with SFMOMA and Portland Green Cultural Projects, commissioned 11 contemporary film and video artists to produce their own renderings of the original 11 parts. New Skin for the Old Ceremony compiles 11 short films, each set to a track from Leonard Cohen's 1974 album of the same name.
Futurist Life Redux and New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Futurist Life Redux, Trisha Baga, chameckilerner, Martha Colburn, Ben Coonley, George Kuchar, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shana Moulton, Shannon Plumb, Aida Ruilova, Matthew Silver and Shoval Zohar, and Michael Smith, 2009, 46 min., video
New Skin for the Old Ceremony, Theo Angell, Peter Coffin, Weston Currie, Alex Da Corte, Brent Green, Christian Holstad, Sylvan and Lily Lanken, Lucky Dragons, Brett Milspaw, Kelly Sears, and Tina Tyrell, 2011, 35 min., video
Image: Sylvan Lanken and Lily Lanken, New Skin For the Old Ceremony (still), 2010; courtesy Darin Klein